2021 Campaign Co-Chairs
Korby Boswell and Yuchen Wang-Boswell graduated from Fort Hays State University and relocated to Great Bend in 2017. Korby serves as the Marketing & Growth Specialist at Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered (ABBB). Korby manages ABBB’s marketing and external communication efforts. He assists with both business development opportunities and research and development of specialized services for different industries. Yuchen is a faculty member at Barton Community College. In addition to her work in education, Yuchen also produces promotional videos for United Way of Central Kansas. In the community, Korby and Yuchen are members of the Barton County Young Professionals (BCYP) Steering Committee. When away from the office, they enjoy traveling, crafting, and spending time with friends and family.
Paul and Elise Snapp have lived in Barton County for 19 years and value what a great place it is to raise their family. They have four daughters ranging from a college sophomore to a fifth grader. Paul and Elise both volunteer with numerous charitable organizations in the community. Paul is President and Chief Executive Officer of First Kansas Bank. Elise is an Advance Registered Nurse Practitioner for the University of Kansas Health Systems Family Practice Clinic in Great Bend.
Board of Directors
Desa Marmie-Behr, Marmie Auto Group
"I Live United because it’s about people. The families we help with basic needs, children who receive books and who learn the importance of reading and Seniors who have volunteers check on them simply by delivering a noon meal. Being a part of United Way of Central Kansas is more than just a good feeling when our events are successful but it is knowing that friends, neighbors and others in our community benefit from the many programs we support. Every year we learn more and more how simple acts of kindness impact our families through our Community Partners and the work they do."
Mark Mingenback, Retired
"I Live United because I feel that United Way is the best example in our communities of our residents coming together to support the common good for our friends in need."
Becca Maxwell, Sunflower Bank
"I Live United because we live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say "It's not my child, not my community, not my problem." Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes."
John Cross, Adams, Brown, Beran, & Ball
Nancy Baird, Doll Insurance Group
Dianne Call, Retired
Carol Dema, MyTown
Tama Hanson, Community Volunteer
"I Live United because I've seen the impact that agencies have made in members of our communities lives."
Leslie Mingenback, MyTown
"I Live United because with over 20 years on the Board, I am still struck when we hear about how our community partners serve Central Kansas and it proves just how important it is to be involved and support our community."
Regan Reif, Wheatland Electric
"I Live United because it would be very difficult for me personally to volunteer and donate money to each of these 22 organizations, but through the United Way, we can make an impact on each of these organizations in some way! We are stronger together."
Eric Schoendaler, First Kansas Bank
"I Live United because of the major impact that they make in our communities. From the 22 community partners, to local schools and other organizations, United Way impacts so many people."
Tiffany Schoendaler, Central Plains Comupter Service Inc
"I Live United because I enjoy volunteering and find United Way to be a perfect organization to be a part of because of their huge impact!"
Kevyn Soupiset, Progressive Therapy
Aaron Andrews, MPIRE Realty Group
Patrick Cowan, Adams, Brown, Beran, & Ball
"I Live United because of how many lives UWCK is able to touch through the community partners. The impact of all of these partners is much greater than the sum of their programs individually."
Sara Tarlton, GE Capital
Gaila has been involved with the Ellinwood community for more than 40 years and was inspired by the opportunities and involvement she had with UWCK as a United Way Agency in her previous position with ElderCare, Inc. Gaila quickly developed a deep passion for the charitable work and mission of her fellow not-for-profit partner agencies in her time with ElderCare and the partnership between the agencies UWCK supports. Her 24 year career path in helping others ranges from sales and operations for a large Assisted Living provider to the front desk at the Ellinwood Grade School. “It is my nature to help people find answers and to work hard to meet goals.”
Paula works part-time and brings a wide variety of accounting and financial skills to the job. She is married to Curt Mauler and they have two children, Sarah and Jenna.
Charell works part-time for UWCK. She and her husband, Jeremy, moved to the Great Bend area in 2011 along with their two dogs, Enzo & Ellie. In 2019, they welcomed twin boys into their family. Charell has taken on the Social Media promotion for United Way and also assists in planning and organizing events that UWCK puts on, as well as office support.